Faces of
Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is the capital and the largest city of Malaysia. Being a young city (founded only in 1857) it developed fast into a bustling metropolis of 1.5 million people (6 million including the satellite cities in the Klang Valley). Kuala Lumpur, or simply KL (as it is it called by Malaysians), literally means “muddy estuary” in Bahasa Malaysia. With good and cheap accommodation, great shopping and even better food in this multi-cultural melting pot, increasing numbers of travellers are discovering this little gem of a city.
Having been in the shadow of other big cities in the region like Bangkok and Singapore, KL was put back on the map for good with the opening the Petronas Twin Towers in 1997, until 2004 the highest and still one of the most impressive buildings in the world. Though, the sights are not what makes this city unique, it’s KL itself and it’s mixture of people and visitors.

Kuala Terengganu

Kuala Terengganu, KT in short, is located at the east coast of the Peninsula Malaysia and at the mouth of the Sungai Terengganu (or Terengganu River) that empties here into the South China Sea. It is the capital of the state of Terengganu, which forms, together with Kedah and Kelatan, the heartland of Malay culture. KT is a good stop for one or 2 days before moving on along the east coast or towards the National Park / Tasik Kenyir.

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Beaches on Pulau Lang Tengah

All beaches Pulau Lang Tengah are in the south and west part of the island (facing the mainland and Pulau Perhentian).

beach at Summer Bay
beach in front of Summery Bay Resort (at the back) and Sari Pacifica Resort
photo taken from the rocks near the Blue Coral snorkel and dive spot, looking north

beach
beach between Blue Coral and the West Wing of D'Coconut Resort
there is an abandon resort here at the time of visit (2016) and the only non-resort restorant (Warung Dewati)

West Wing, DCoconut Resort
beach in front of West Wing, D'Coconut Resort
beautiful beach but with lots of dead corals

 

East Wing, DCoconut
beach in front of East Wing, D'Coconut Resort
small fine sand beach with a beach volleyball court, snorkel trips from D'Coconut Resort depart and arrive from here

 


Turtle Bay
Turtle Bay
Beach between the East Wing of D'Coconut Resort and the Batu Kucing look point, Turtle Bay is home to the Lang Tengah Turtle Watch Project, a camp at the beach safeguarding the nesting population of the turtles